The Pines Campground

Area Status: Open

The Pines is a rustic campground in a wooded setting, located adjacent to Barbour's Creek, a stocked trout stream. Most of the campsites are designed for tents, but small recreation vehicles can be accommodated. Jeep enthusiasts can experience some of the most challenging 4-wheeling in Virginia at nearby Potts Mountain Jeep Road.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee
Open Season: April 15 - November 15
Closest Towns: New Castle, VA
Water: No drinking water provided
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Eastern Divide Ranger District: 540-552-4641

General Information


From New Castle, VA: Follow SR 311 north for approximately 4 1/2 miles. Turn right on SR 611. Follow it for 5 miles and turn left on SR 617. Travel 5.5 miles to the campground entrance on left. Driving distance from New Castle is about 15 miles; estimated time is 30 minutes.

From Covington, VA: Take SR 18 to SR 615. Turn left and follow to SR 617; campground is on right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 7 single campsites, 3 double campsites, and one picnic site. 
Reservation Info Reservations are not available.
Fire Information Campfires are allowed in designated campfire rings at each campsite.  Dead and down wood can be gathered on site.

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing Regulations and Permits.

Day Hiking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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